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Fraser Region

Fraser Region


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Please select from one of the branches in this region to learn more:

Abbotsford Stroke Recovery Branch

Meeting Location Abbotsford Recreation Centre
2499 McMillan Rd, Abbotsford, BC, V2S 7S5
Meeting Times Mondays: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Thursdays: 12:30pm – 3:30pm

CLOSED FOR JULY AND AUGUST
Cost Yearly membership of $35.00

Who Can Attend?
  • Branch programs are for stroke survivors living at home and their caregivers.
  • Stroke survivors must be capable of participating meaningfully in the program.
  • Stroke survivors must be independent in feeding, mobility, toileting and personal hygiene or have a caregiver accompany them who can provide the necessary assistance.
  • We do not have the resources to accommodate people who have significant behavioural problems such as aggressive/challenging behaviour, sexual inappropriateness, or destructive tendencies.
  • If you have any questions regarding the above please contact the Branch Coordinator.
Coordinator Coordinator: Anna Markey
Phone: 604-316-6718
Email: abbystrokerecovery@gmail.com

Typical Program Day

The following programs are delivered at the Abbotsford Branch:

  • 12:30-1:45  Community Conversation Group / Cognitive Games
  • 1:45-2:00  Community News
  • 2:00-2:45  Adapted Exercise
  • 2:45-3:30  Recovery Activities/ Guest Speakers/ Special Interest Topics

Burnaby North Stroke Recovery Branch

Meeting Location Confederation Community Centre
4585 Albert St, Burnaby, BC, V5C 2G6
Meeting Times Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

CLOSED FOR AUGUST
Cost Yearly membership: $10 to branch; $20 to SRABC (optional); $18.59 for Confederation Centre Membership
Who Can Attend?
  • Branch programs are for stroke survivors living at home and their caregivers.
  • Stroke survivors must be capable of participating meaningfully in the program.
  • Stroke survivors must be independent in feeding, mobility, toileting and personal hygiene or have a caregiver accompany them who can provide the necessary assistance.
  • We do not have the resources to accommodate people who have significant behavioural problems such as aggressive/challenging behaviour, sexual inappropriateness, or destructive tendencies.
  • If you have any questions regarding the above please contact the Branch Coordinator.
Coordinator Coordinator: Maria Concepcion
Phone: 778-319-9917
Email: burnabynorthstrokerecovery@gmail.com
Typical Program Day

The following programs are delivered at the Burnaby North Branch:

10-11:10am – Communication (lead by a speech pathologist /professional) Group Program

11:10-12pm – Exercise Group led by coordinator or volunteer for one hour

12-1:00pm – Lunch, socialization and activities

COMMUNICATION PROGRAM

One hour per session led by SLP from Burnaby hospital once per month with volunteer assistance, volunteer who attends both sessions and completes the second session

EXERCISE PROGRAM

Guidelines for the program involve restrictions to seated exercises and assisted stability exercises during standing. The exercise program is a total of one hour. It begins with seated exercises involving the upper and lower body. The second phase involves standing exercises, in which participants exercise lower limb muscles through various stretches and movements.  The third phase of the program involves resistance training, with either resistance bands or light weights

LUNCH AND ACTIVIITES

Lunch can be brought in or bought from the Confederation Centre Cafeteria. Activities include: word games and puzzles, news, crafts, learning something new, and discussions.

NOTES

-free outdoor and street parking at the community centre and easy access to bus stops  in the area

Burnaby South Stroke Recovery Branch

Meeting Location Edmonds Community Centre
7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby, BC, V3N 1B1
Meeting Times Fridays: (The 3rd Fri. is an outing) 10:00am - 1:00pm
Cost Members pay yearly membership fees: $10 to branch (coffee); $20 to SRABC; $17.55 “donation” to ‘Edmond’s Senior’s Society’
Who Can Attend?
  • Branch programs are for stroke survivors living at home and their caregivers.
  • Stroke survivors must be capable of participating meaningfully in the program.
  • Stroke survivors must be independent in feeding, mobility, toileting and personal hygiene or have a caregiver accompany them who can provide the necessary assistance.
  • We do not have the resources to accommodate people who have significant behavioural problems such as aggressive/challenging behaviour, sexual inappropriateness, or destructive tendencies.
  • If you have any questions regarding the above please contact the Branch Coordinator.
Coordinator Coordinator: Stephanie Ingvalson
Phone: 778-230-4008
Email: stephanieingvalson15@gmail.com
Typical Program Day

The following programs are delivered at the Burnaby South Branch:

10:00am-11:10am- Communication group led by SLP from Burnaby hospital

11:00am-12:00pm Exercise group led by coordinator or volunteer

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch, socialization, and activities

COMMUNICATION PROGRAM

One hour per session led by SLP from Burnaby hospital once per month with volunteer assistance, volunteer who attends both sessions and completes the second session

EXERCISE PROGRAM

A one hour session led or overseen by a trained Kinesiologist to specifically target the after effects of stroke. Sessions focus on stability and balance, proprioception, stretching to reduce spasticity, and strengthening of muscles. Restrictions: most exercises are completed seated or by assistance when standing. One-on-one sessions will be available to club members soon.

LUNCH AND ACTIVIITES

Lunch can be brought in or bought from the Edmonds Community Centre Cafe. Activities include: word games and puzzles, news, crafts, learning something new, and discussions.

NOTES

-free outdoor and covered parking at the community centre and easy access to bus stops

Chilliwack Stroke Recovery

Meeting Location Slesse Room, Evergreen Hall
9291 Corbould St.
Chilliwack, BC
V2P 4A6
Meeting Times Wednesdays from 9:30-12:30
Cost None
Who Can Attend?
  • Branch programs are for stroke survivors living at home and their caregivers.
  • Stroke survivors must be capable of participating meaningfully in the program.
  • Stroke survivors must be independent in feeding, mobility, toileting and personal hygiene or have a caregiver accompany them who can provide the necessary assistance.
  • We do not have the resources to accommodate people who have significant behavioural problems such as aggressive/challenging behaviour, sexual inappropriateness, or destructive tendencies.
  • If you have any questions regarding the above please contact the Branch Coordinator.
Coordinator Coordinator: Anna Markey
Phone: 604-316-6718
Email: cwackstrokerecovery@gmail.com
Typical Program Day

The following programs are delivered at the Chilliwack Stroke Recovery :

  • 9:30-10:30  Community Conversation Group / Cognitive Games
  • 10:30-11:30 Adapted Exercise / Neuro Movement
  • 11:30-11:45 Community News
  • 11:45-12:30 Recovery Activities/ Guest Speakers/ Special Interest Topics

Coquitlam Stroke Recovery Branch

Meeting Location Dogwood Pavilion
1655 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam, BC V3J 0E7
Meeting Times Fridays: 10:30am-2:00pm
Cost Yearly membership of $10.00 and a $17.25 membership at Dogwood Pavilion
Who Can Attend?
  • Branch programs are for stroke survivors living at home and their caregivers.
  • Stroke survivors must be capable of participating meaningfully in the program.
  • Stroke survivors must be independent in feeding, mobility, toileting and personal hygiene or have a caregiver accompany them who can provide the necessary assistance.
  • We do not have the resources to accommodate people who have behavioural problems such as significant dementia, aggressive, challenging or sexually inappropriate behaviours
  • If you have any questions regarding the above please contact the Branch Coordinator.
Coordinator Coordinator: Margaret Hansen
Phone: 604-927-6093
Email: mhansen@coquitlam.ca
Typical Program Day

9:30am-10:30am Speech Therapy – Group 1

10:30am-11:30am Speech Therapy – Groups 1 & 2

10:30am- 10:45am Coffee & Chatting

10:45am- 11:45am Exercises or Indoor Bocce or Encourage One Another discussion group

11:45am-12:45pm Lunch – bring your own or buy lunch from the Dogwood cafeteria.

Noon-12:30pm Announcements

12:45- 2:00pm Group Activities – Music, Presenters, Games

Free parking

Lunch, coffee and snacks available for purchase – bring $10 if you want snacks and lunch or bring your own

Twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Fridays, a caregiver support group is offered from 10:00am-11:30am

Speech practice and music therapy are usually available 3 or 4 times per month for our members

A Foot Care Nurse visits every 6 to 8 weeks to pamper and care for our feet – by appointment – $15 per person

We go on outings a few times each year: picnics in the summer and occasionally to a restaurant or special event

On Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30-11:30am there is an Adaptive Aquafit program at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex pool

Delta Stroke Recovery Branch

Meeting Location Tsawwassen United Church
693 53rd Street, Delta, BC, V4M 3B6
Meeting Times Tuesdays: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Thursdays: 1:00pm – 2:00 pm (gym program)

CLOSED FOR AUGUST
Cost Yearly membership of $60.00
Who Can Attend?
  • Branch programs are for stroke survivors living at home and their caregivers.
  • Stroke survivors must be capable of participating meaningfully in the program.
  • Stroke survivors must be independent in feeding, mobility, toileting and personal hygiene or have a caregiver accompany them who can provide the necessary assistance.
  • We do not have the resources to accommodate people who have significant behavioural problems such as aggressive/challenging behaviour, sexual inappropriateness, or destructive tendencies.
  • If you have any questions regarding the above please contact the Branch Coordinator.
Coordinator Coordinator: Dawn Sillett
Phone: (604) 946-2731
Email: dsillett@dccnet.com

Coordinator: Susan McAlpine
Phone: (604) 721-8571
Email: s.e.mcalpine@gmail.com
Typical Program Day

The following programs are delivered at the Delta Branch:

Tuesdays:

9:30am- 11:30am Communication group led by SLP with volunteer assistance

11:00am- 11:45am Brainteaser session/crosswords

**Optional to have a speaker in this time slot- could be health related, lawyer speak about wills, estates, income tax etc.**

11:00am- 11:45am Caregiver group meets

11:45am- 12:45pm Fitness program led by BCRPA certified Personal Trainer

12:45pm- 1:00pm Cool down

1:00pm-1:45pm Brown bag lunch, for $2 we provide tea, coffee, fresh fruit and cookies

Thursdays:

1:00pm-2:00 pm Gym workout at the “New Day” gym with fitness BCRPA certified personal trainer + 3 volunteers

**Program requires permission from a member’s physician to say they qualify to be in this program. As well, the trainer has discretion in allowing people to become part of the program. **

Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Stroke Recovery Branch

Meeting Location Ridge Meadows Seniors Activity Centre
12150 224th St, Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 6B6
Meeting Times Fridays: 10:15am - 1:15pm
Cost Membership fees: $20.00 per year to SRABC, $22.00 per year to Ridge Meadow’s Seniors Activity Centre; $2.00 per member for coffee per meeting (covers coffee service and use of room)

Ridge Meadows Seniors Society is a not-for-profit registered charity that provides a wide range of on-going recreational, social educational, health and social service programs for seniors 55+. Some of these activities include: outings, variety shows, frozen and prepared meals, peer counselling, driver's program for transportation to appointments, shopping etc., fitness classes, language classes, crafts, Chair Fit, Mah Jong, carpet bowling, dance classes, table tennis, karaoke, choir, foot clinic and much more!
Who Can Attend?
  • Branch programs are for stroke survivors living at home and their caregivers.
  • Stroke survivors must be capable of participating meaningfully in the program.
  • Stroke survivors must be independent in feeding, mobility, toileting and personal hygiene or have a caregiver accompany them who can provide the necessary assistance.
  • We do not have the resources to accommodate people who have significant behavioural problems such as aggressive/challenging behaviour, sexual inappropriateness, or destructive tendencies.
  • If you have any questions regarding the above please contact the Branch Coordinator.
Coordinator Coordinator: Logan Rushby
Phone: 778-888-4255
Email: mapleridgestrokerecovery@gmail.com
Typical Program Day

The following programs are delivered at the Maple Ridge branch:

10:00am-11:15am Sharing circle and check-in

11:15am- 11:40 Crafts, games, memory work, tai chi, or guest speaker

11:40am- 12:00pm Lunch that you can bring or purchase at senior center (is very reasonable)

12:00pm- 1:00pm Board games and one on one work when needed

Parking is usually not a problem and free, we have a great HandyDART service as well

Caregivers get together monthly

Port Coquitlam Stroke Recovery Branch

Meeting Location Wilson Centre
2150 Wilson Ave, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6J5
Meeting Times Mondays: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Cost $20.00 per year to SRABC and $19.00 per year to Wilson Senior Centre

Adults and those who are 50 years or better can enjoy a wide variety of programs at Wilson Centre and other locations. Monday to Friday at Wilson Centre. Come in and benefit from all the social, educational and recreational opportunities that happen throughout the year such as: gardening with arthritis, iPad support group, walking program, blood pressure and foot clinic, community volunteer services for seniors, table games, choir, carpet bowling, mild and moderate aerobics, and much, much more!
Who Can Attend?
  • Branch programs are for stroke survivors living at home and their caregivers.
  • Stroke survivors must be capable of participating meaningfully in the program.
  • Stroke survivors must be independent in feeding, mobility, toileting and personal hygiene or have a caregiver accompany them who can provide the necessary assistance.
  • We do not have the resources to accommodate people who have significant behavioural problems such as aggressive/challenging behaviour, sexual inappropriateness, or destructive tendencies.
  • If you have any questions regarding the above please contact the Branch Coordinator.
Coordinator Coordinator: Alison Ogilvie
Phone: 604-367-8782
Email: pocostrokerecovery@gmail.com
Typical Program Day

The following programs are delivered at the Port Coquitlam Branch:

11:00am- 12:20pm Meet in the garden room at Wilson Center for Lunch/Socializing/Coffee

12:20pm- 1:15pm Move from the Garden room into the “Main Lounge” in Wilson Center.  We make time for announcements, up-coming events, and then utilize this time to do many different forms of word related games. The theme changes weekly, some weeks we work in a large group, other weeks we are broken into smaller groups, some weeks we work  with colour and papers, and have also been known to have great adventures into gingerbread building and card making,

1:15pm- 2:15pm This is the time we utilize for guest speakers when we have them, as well we use this time to engage in exercise activities, including Bocce Ball, Yoga, Chair Exercise, FAME fitness program, or anything else that offers balance and movement into our session.

Additional Notes:

The Port Coquitlam Branch meets at the Wilson Center at the Port Coquitlam Recreation Center. This is a very social and welcoming group, where there are approximately 25 – 30 members that meet each week.

The space is open, and completely flat, there are no stairs or ramps to navigate. HandyDART has been extremely successful with our Branch Members with pick-up and delivery times kept very close to the scheduled pick-ups. There is no fee for parking.

There is the addition of a Wilson Center Membership that costs $18.75 per year. (If the membership cost is an issue, the Port Coquitlam Branch endeavours to help each other with these kinds of costs.)

You can bring your own lunch, or purchase very reasonable priced food items at the kitchen.

We also participate in a small 50/50 draw that costs 25 cents a ticket, or 5 tickets for a dollar. This is in no way mandatory, or expected, it just adds a little extra fun for the lucky individual, as well it does go towards paying for things as the yoga therapist that comes once a month.

We have a volunteer that works one on one with individuals with communication issues, including using Bungalow Speech software, iPad technology with Tactus Therapy Solutions speech applications. Space is a bit limited, but we do work hard to ensure anyone that wishes to work one on one with our volunteer, will certainly get adequate time.

Surrey Stroke Recovery Branch

Meeting Location St Luke’s Auditorium
10167-148th St, Surrey, BC, V3R 3X2
Meeting Times Thursdays: 10:00am -12:30pm

CLOSED FROM JULY 17TH TO AUGUST 31ST
Cost Yearly membership of $170.00
Who Can Attend?
  • Branch programs are for stroke survivors living at home and their caregivers.
  • Stroke survivors must be capable of participating meaningfully in the program.
  • Stroke survivors must be independent in feeding, mobility, toileting and personal hygiene or have a caregiver accompany them who can provide the necessary assistance.
  • We do not have the resources to accommodate people who have significant behavioural problems such as aggressive/challenging behaviour, sexual inappropriateness, or destructive tendencies.
  • If you have any questions regarding the above please contact the Branch Coordinator.
Coordinator Coordinator: Teresa Diolata
Phone: 778-994-2338
Email: surreystrokerecovery@gmail.com

Typical Program Day

TYPICAL PROGRAM DAY

The following programs are delivered at the Surrey Branch:

– Speech program led by SLP: 2 sessions, 30-45mins each 10:15-10:50am; 11-11:45am, every week

– Exercise program led by an Exercise Instructor: 2 sessions, 10-11am; 11-12pm, every week

EXERCISE PROGRAM

Led by a Physiotherapist are a mix FAME exercises and brain exercise in different movements.

White Rock South Surrey Stroke Recovery Branch

Meeting Location Centre for Active Living
1475 Anderson Street, White Rock, V4B 3P4
Meeting Times Tuesdays: 9:30am-12:30pm
Thursdays: 9:30am-12:30pm

CLOSED FOR AUGUST
Cost Yearly membership of $100.00

Who Can Attend?
  • Branch programs are for stroke survivors living at home and their caregivers.
  • Stroke survivors must be capable of participating meaningfully in the program.
  • Stroke survivors must be independent in feeding, mobility, toileting and personal hygiene or have a caregiver accompany them who can provide the necessary assistance.
  • We do not have the resources to accommodate people who have significant behavioural problems such as aggressive/challenging behaviour, sexual inappropriateness, or destructive tendencies.
  • If you have any questions regarding the above please contact the Branch Coordinator.
Coordinator Coordinator: Gayl Hutchison
Phone: 604-536-4673
Email: wrstroke@shaw.ca

Co-Coordinator: Judith McBride
Phone: 604-671-7761
Email: jmcbride@mcgi.ca

Typical Program Day

The following programs are delivered at the White Rock Branch:

  • Speech therapy will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30
  • Exercise therapy will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30
  • Membership in the WRSS SRC is mandatory to attend therapy sessions
  • There will be a drop-in fee of $1.00 each morning for members
  • Snacks and beverages will be offered on both days at 11:30 – speaker when available

-1-1 & group speech/communication therapy led by SLP& trained volunteer